Residential buildings

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The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus avoiding any “performance gaps”. The standard is public and available for anyone to use free of charge. This blog post details the important contribution the Passive House Standard makes to achieving nZEBs.
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Link

  iPHA Q&A Session with PHI: Professional Certification and Training with Susanne Winkel: Thursday, 28 Jan 2021, 8:00 PM CET   Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their iPHA Q&A with PHI series.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Event

Buildings account for 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. The EU knows that improving their energy efficiency is vital for achieving its 2050 climate targets under the European Green Deal.    And its recent EU Renovation Wave Strategy, which aims to double renovation rates over the next ten years, will also ensure that these renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2020
Type: News

A project pipeline of over 30 buildings has been developed by the project of which five have been fully renovated. Like many other Eastern European countries, Latvia has a significant stock of multi-family buildings that were built between 1954 and the late 1980s, never fully renovated and bear huge energy saving potentials.   
Post date: 22 Dec 2020
Type: News

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:00-11:15 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Therefore, in the last 10 years many countries have introduced requirements for building airtightness in their EP-regulation.   Those requirements often prescribe that a test is performed by a qualified tester and that every test performed is recorded in a database.   
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Event

Reaching energy and climate goals requires involving building users, to let them understand what energy savings can be achieved thanks to changes in their behavior.   Green lease contracts (GLCs) offer a model providing a structural platform for cooperation between building owners and tenants.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

With its new factsheets, the Horizon 2020 project RenOnBill provides key insights on the residential building sector of its four focus countries: Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Spain.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Publication

  On-bill schemes are between the most flexible and innovative solutions to facilitate the uptake of energy efficiency upgrades in residential buildings, according to new report by H2020 project RenOnBill: they can be easily adapted to specific market and utility requirements.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Publication

Welcome to the December 2020 issue of the venticool newsletter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapt to the situation and our work continues uninterruptedly.   As many as 194 participants attended the webinar Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice on December 9.  
Post date: 17 Dec 2020
Type: News

In the updated Renewable Energy Directive II, the EU clearly considers community energy as a key factor for future Renewable Energy market uptake and mandates Member States to implement regulatory frameworks for enabling and facilitating this process.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2020
Type: News